One of Europe’s most ambitious spa and wellness projects, The Well required an investment in excess of £35m (€45m) before it opened in December 2015.
Situated in a forest ten miles south of Oslo at Kolbotn, the three-storey, adult-only spa was created by self-made billionaire Stein Erik Hagen. Bringing global spa cultures to the Norwegian market, the 10,500sqm spa offers a Japanese bathhouse, Norway’s first onsen garden, a Moroccan rasul, a Northern Lights laconium, a Jungle sauna and a Turkish hammam. The bold, architectural-led surroundings also include 15 saunas and steam baths, 100 showers, 11 pools, waterfall grottos and 25 treatment suites.
With plans to open a 104-room wellness hotel adjoining the spa in June 2021, we spoke to The Well’s spa and sustainability manager, Anette Ose, to find out how it has adapted and evolved post-lockdown.